Players will be able to print their ships with the same structure, color customizations, and registry information. The current plan is to have the ships printed in the 12″ range, although prices have not yet been announced. It’s a chance to have your personal ship sitting right alongside your various other desktop doodads, which is pretty cool. Console players will presumably be able to get in on the action, as well; the first lockboxes for the game’s console launch have been revealed if you’re hoping to snag a particularly rare ship for the couch experience.
Star Trek Online for a while, the adventures of your personal ship might feel a bit more real than those of the USS Enterprise. Maybe less so if your ship is the USS Hamsterdance, but that’s neither here nor there. That’s why it’s probably a good thing that you’ll be able to take your personal ship offline in the form of a custom-printed ship sculpture from Cryptic Studios, CBS, and Eucl3D.